Posted in Book & Blogger Awards

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2 & 3

I was nominated for another Sunshine Blogger Award by Andie @ Andrea’s Nirvana back in June, and then recently by Regina @ Bookish In Bed. Thank you both so much for nominating me!! I love both of you, and your blogs, dearly!! Seriously, go check both of them out right now 🙂

Sunshine Blogger Award

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post/or on your blog.

Andie’s Questions

1: What’s your latest 5 star read and one thing you liked about it? 

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My latest 5 star read was Educated by Tara Westover! I really loved the way that she was fairly objective about all of the horrible things she experienced during her childhood, leaving me room to be really upset on her behalf! I might have screamed at this book just a little bit…and that’s how you know it’s good!

2: How do you organize your bookshelves?

Most of my bookshelves are organized by genre, and then alphabetically by title within that genre. My TBR bookshelf is organized by 1) size, 2)hardback/paperback, 3)books from subscription boxes, 4)non-fiction, and 5)ARCs. It might look unorganized, but I understand my own madness, and that’s what counts 😉

3: Print, e-book, or audiobook? Why? 

All 3!! I tend to try to have one of each going at any given time. This way, I am able to have access to one of the books I am reading, no matter where I am or what I am doing.

4: What is your favorite bookish post to write? 

I do tend to really enjoy doing Tags. Also, doing the WWW Wednesday posts have really helped me to stay on top of what I’m reading, so writing those are fun simply because it kicks my butt into gear!

5: Dream reading nook?

Ooh, a room with wall-to-wall built-in bookcases with a large and comfy window seat. Also, there should be a huge, comfy chair I could curl up in.

6: How much does it take you to read, say, 100 pages? 

I’m assuming this means how long does it take me to read 100 pages…and it really depends on the book. If it is a book I’m really enjoying, I could read that much in no more than an hour. If it is a book that I am struggling through, it could take me days.

7: Do you prefer series or stand-alones at the moment? 

I’ve been in a bit of a stand-alone groove for the past month or so. I just finished up reading all of the books in the Shadowhunters universe, so I think it has put me off series for a bit. That might be part of why I’m struggling with getting through Dragonfly in Amber right now…ooh, interesting, I’m learning so much about myself haha

8: How do you deal with reading slumps? 

I deal with this in one of two ways. I either completely stop reading and spend a lot of time playing Sims 4 or binging YouTube videos -or- I read some really mindless chick lit that I can fly through super fast to give me a kickstart.

9: How many books are you currently reading?

As per my answer to a prior question, I’m reading three books right now. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon on my e-reader, The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan on audiobook, and My Lady Jane in print.

10: Does it come easy for you to unhaul books?

It really depends on my mood. If I’m feeling especially sentimental, then no. If I’m in a “let’s get rid of all the things!!” mood, then I can unhaul quite a few. Getting my husband to agree to letting me get rid of said books is a whole other story 😉

11: Fave Booktubers? 

My favorites are:

emmmabooks

A Clockwork Reader

Little Book Owl

PeruseProject

readbyzoe


Regina’s Questions

1: If you could meet any author who would you meet? 

Well, if we are talking any author, living or dead, I would certainly say Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson, but also J.K. Rowling, Sherryl Jordan, Cassandra Clare, and Jenny Colgan.

2: What is the last book you regretted buying? 

I honestly can’t think of any.  🤷🏻‍♀️

3: If you had the chance to write a book with any author who would you pick? 

I definitely have to choose Sherryl Jordan. She just has such a magical way of writing, and I feel like she would totally get me out of my little box.

4: What book made a really big impact on you? 

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So many! How can I choose just one?! I guess I’ll go with my most recent one which would be The Room on Rue Amélie by Kristin Harmel. If you want to read my review of this amazing book, click here.

5: Where is your favorite place to read?

I tend to read in my office for the most part, but I also read in bed quite a bit.

6: If you could turn any book into a movie, what book would you pick? 

 

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My answer to this question will always and forever be Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan.

7: Which bookish character do you look up to and why?

I have always looked up to Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I love how she is a completely flawed character, but she eventually realizes this and owns up to it, and then makes steps to change. I find this incredibly admirable, and I want to be her when I grow up 🙂

8: If you could live the life as any character who would you pick and why? 

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I actually think it would be really fun to live the life of Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries! You get to learn to be a princess and you get to date Michael Moscovitz – what could be better?!

9: Would you ever get a bookish tattoo or do you already have one? What would you get? 

I do not have one, and I probably won’t get one. But, if I were to get one, I would probably get either the Deathly Hallows symbol or a quote from Pride and Prejudice in fancy cursive.

10: You’re only allowed to read one more book and that’s it, what book do you pick?

I answered something similar in a tag in the past, and I’m going to cheat a little and pick the anthology of all of Jane Austen’s works 😉


Nominations:

Bree | Maxi | Luna | Destiny | Leslie | Kathy | Kristin | Priyasha | Kay | Noriko | Marie

My Questions:

1: If you were transformed into a magical creature, what would you want to be?

2: What time of day do you get the most reading done?

3: How do you come up with new and creative blog content?

4: What author have you been a fan of the longest?

5: What is the longest series that you have ever finished?

6: If you had to choose a world from literature to be plopped down into, which would you choose?

7: How do you choose what to read next?

8: What was the last book you bought?

9: Do you have any books that you used to love, but now you don’t?

10: What is your favorite thing to do, other than reading?

11: Who would be your book bestie?

 


If you would like to see my answers to the last time I received this award, you can click here!

What do you think of my answers above? Do we have anything in common? I would love to know, so let me know down in the comments! 

Love and happy reading,

Posted in Book Memes

WWW Wednesday: July 18, 2018

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words! All you have to do is answer the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What are you currently reading?

dragonflyinamber

I have been making slow progress on Dragonfly in Amber, mainly because I was trying to get through Mary B before it’s release date. However, I am determined to try to finish this book by the end of the month!!

myladyjane

I just picked My Lady Jane up, and I am fully anticipating absolutely loving it (if everyone else in the blogosphere is to be believed 😉 )

theendlessbeach

The Endless Beach is my current audio book. I am a huge fan of Jenny Colgan, and I listened to the first book in this series, The Cafe by the Sea a few weeks ago. When I found out there was a sequel, I had to get it!

By the way, I am flying through audio books super fast right now. I am working at a flower shop, and I spend a lot of time making deliveries. Because of this, I get to spend a lot of time listening to audio books at work. It has absolutely revolutionized the speed at which I finish books! Plus, I get to read all of the time now – why didn’t I get into audio books sooner?!

What did you recently finish reading?

undeadgirlgang

I listened to Undead Girl Gang on audio, and I really liked it. I was a big fan of Mila’s sarcastic sense of humor, and I loved the banter between all of the girls. I really did not see the twist coming, so that was fun too! (4 Stars) 

loveandgelato

I absolutely loved Love & Gelato!! You can read more about my thoughts in my review! (5 Stars)

educated

I also listened to Educated on audio. I had heard lots of people compare this to The Glass Castle, and I completely agree. I felt so much frustration and anger at her family! I kept yelling at the book, which elicited some questioning looks, but it was totally worth it! (5 Stars) 

maryb

Mary B was my NetGalley ARC of the week. It is being released on July 24th, so you can look forward to my review of this one on Monday!

What do you think you’ll read next?

crashoverride

Crash Override is my book club’s pick for the month of July. It is definitely not a book I would generally pick up, so I am pretty intrigued!

girlonline

I have had Girl Online on my TBR shelf for a zillion years! I feel like this will be a good, light read for me after all of the somewhat heavy reading of the past couple of weeks.


Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know down in the comments!

Love and happy reading,